Code 8: the film with Stephen and Robbie Amell becomes a TV series
Code 8, the feature film of the star of Arrow Stephen Amell and his cousin Robbie Amell, will be available soon, but fans of the sci-fi thriller have much else to cheer about.
A series spin-off is in development for Quibi, a “mobile multimedia platform” with the Amell who should be back on the scene. According to Deadline, the film's director Jeff Chan to direct and write the series with Chris, it Seems, also he is the writer of the film.
The announcement of the series Quibi is only the latest development for Code 8, which began as a short film in 2016. That movie has quickly gained popularity and led to a crowdfunding campaign to help create the film.
The film is about a world where four percent of the population is born with supernatural abilities, but instead of being welcomed as heroes, are discriminated against, heavily monitored and lives in poverty, a situation that drives many to resort to crime to survive. In Code 8 Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), is one of those people and is struggling to pay for medical care of the sick mother (Kari Matchett). When the work is simply not enough, Connor is drawn into a profitable criminal operation led by Garrett (Stephen Amell). Garrett helps Connor to leverage his powers to bring to an end a series of crimes more and more dangerous for the account of Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk), the drug lord of the city, while the police militarized guided by the agent Park (Sung Kang) and agent Davis (Aaron Abrams) tries to kill them.
With regard to the series, there are not too many details. It will be produced by Colony Pictures. Chan, the Amell, it Seems, and XYZ Films will take care of the executive production.
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